As with any mode of transportation, it is sometimes necessary for Marine Atlantic to adjust its travel schedule or substitute another vessel on a particular crossing. There are a number of reasons why our schedule could be impacted including poor weather, mechanical issues or medical emergencies. In such cases, we work to minimize the inconvenience (Read More)

Length of crossings - why aren’t they all the same?

by Darrell Mercer

Great question….we hear it quite often, with the same ships running night and day, why does it take longer to make certain crossings versus others. During the summer months, Marine Atlantic offers a daily service between Port aux Basques, N.L., and North Sydney, N.S. and a tri-weekly service between Argentia, N.L., and North Sydney, N.S. (Read More)

Our Investment in Infrastructure

by Darrell Mercer

Over the past 18 months, we have been investing in every aspect of our infrastructure to provide our customers with an even more enjoyable travel experience.  From a renewed fleet, strengthened docking facilities, upgraded parking facilities, renovated buildings, expanded marshalling yards and system upgrades, we are focused on modernizing and strengthening every aspect of our (Read More)

Helping to Make Wishes Come True

by Darrell Mercer

On Sunday, July 14, Marine Atlantic had the honour of hosting David and his family onboard the MV Atlantic Vision for a crossing between Port aux Basques and North Sydney. David is an extraordinary young man and has a very strong interest in the military.  Through the tremendous work of the Children’s Wish Foundation, David (Read More)

Safety First: Our Commitment to Safety and Security

by Don Barnes, Vice President of Customer Experience

Your safety and security is the highest priority at Marine Atlantic! This commitment starts at the very top of our organization and involves every single employee. Within Marine Atlantic, we have 15 Occupational Health and Safety committees. These committees meet regularly and provide direction on corporate-wide safety initiatives, and their decisions are experienced every single (Read More)

5 Reasons to Travel by Ferry

by Don Barnes, Vice President of Customer Experience

For centuries, we have travelled by boats and ships, across rivers, lakes and oceans propelled by human strength, wind-filled sails and thrumming engines. As people shaped by the sea, those of us who live on the east coast of Canada can take it for granted, and sometimes we forget what a wonderful experience it is, (Read More)